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Betsy López-Wagner - board member

Betsy López-Wagner is Chief Strategist at López-Wagner Strategies, an equitable communications agency working with mission-driven individuals, organizations, and companies to develop—and execute—equitable and inclusive strategies and enhance their communications abilities to strengthen collective impact for social good. Betsy is a DEI practitioner. Her expertise is in environmental, bilingual and equitable communications, and media relations and campaigns, as well as inclusive grantmaking with a racial justice lens.

She has worked alongside attorneys, lobbyists, and coalition partners to safeguard the health of communities, protect clean air and water, fight arctic drilling, and protect the ocean’s resources. And she's co-devised strategies alongside grassroots activists to ensure their power is seen, heard, and felt from regional to national levels by developing a culture of storytelling that elevated authentic personal narratives to emotionally connect with audiences and inspire action. She's committed to supporting the growth of an inclusive and equitable conservation movement to strengthen global, national, and state-level priorities to protect our environment, democracy, and above all, people—especially those on the frontlines of an increasingly warming planet, rising ocean, and climate and social injustices.

Betsy is an advisory board member for Heartwired to Love the Ocean, a project of Wonder: Strategies for Good and Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. She serves on the ComNet SF Leadership Team, a network of communications professionals who believe in the power of smart communications to improve lives. She is also the strategic communications partner for ALRAS Digital. 

She is the parent of a six-year-old lepidopterist and climate activist, and the partner of a stay-at-home dad, gardener, and environmental education advocate; together they farm. Their family hosts an annual pollinator project providing seed kits to loved ones and perfect strangers across the nation every April for Earth Day.